Farm My Yard is designed to support farmers and gardeners in the urban parts of Thurston County by connecting them with property owners who have vacant lots, yards, or other spaces that are available for lease. Similar to our South Sound FarmLink program that connects growers with access to farmland, Farm My Yard is designed to support both the grower and the property owner in meeting their goals and increasing access to locally grown products.
Are you a property owner of a vacant lot, large lot, or other suitable growing space in the urban areas or their Urban Growth Areas of Thurston County? Would you like to be matched with a farmer or gardener to grow on your lot?
Are you a grower looking for urban space to farm or garden for business or personal use?
How we can help
Our staff can help make matches, support lease drafting, and connect both property owners and growers with technical and financial programs to further their landscape-based and business goals and to support a viable local agricultural economy.
To get started
Click below on whichever word best describes you and your interest in this program. You will be linked to an online form to tell us more and get started!
Information & Resources
- Workshop Recordings
- Lease Agreement templates and land access resources
- Summary of livestock and urban agriculture municipal codes for cities in Thurston County – coming soon!
- Urban Livestock Management Guide – coming soon!
- NRCS Urban Agriculture Resources
- USDA Urban Agriculture Toolkit
- Thurston County Community Gardens
Disclaimer: Individuals submitting either form must agree to the following by checking the final box of the questionnaire.
By submitting this form, I/we agree that the Farm My Yard program offered by the Thurston Conservation District is for the purposes of collecting data on farm and garden space seekers and landowners in order to create a dialogue between the two parties, solely for farmland purchasing, leasing, or other agriculture-related agreements. These agreements are the sole responsibility of the seeker and landowner and shall not bind the Thurston Conservation District, or its partners, to any “linking” contract between the two parties. I/we agree to hold Thurston Conservation District harmless from any and all claims and lawsuits relating to the Farm My Yard program.
Additionally, I/we certify that the information provided and statements made are accurate and true to the best of my/our knowledge. This information is provided solely for the purpose of participating in the Farm My Yard program.
I/we hereby give permission to the Farm My Yard program, operated by Thurston Conservation District and its stated partners, to release my/our name, contact information, and any other pertinent information detailed above to interested landowners or potential farm operating partners for the sole purpose of discussing opportunities for farmland linking.
Interested in learning more about Farm My Yard?
You can also use our contact form.